Happy new year. No doubt, Many of us have fitness goals to work towards this new year, but working to achieve this goal becomes difficult as the year goes by. One reason because going to the gym can be such a hassle, particularly In the first few months of the year when most gyms are packed.
So you don’t want to visit the gym, but you also don’t want to abandon your fitness goals; thankfully, there are lots of household equipment that can effectively substitute for workout equipment and will effectively give you the same results.
A list of common household equipment that is popularly used as work out equipment include:
- Chairs: Chairs are one of the most common household equipment that has become very popular exercise tools. Chairs are very useful for step-up exercises that will help work those thighs and building muscles, and triceps dips are another workout that can be carried out effectively from your room’s comfort using a simple folding chair.
- Towels: Tieing a towel around your hands or legs works as effectively as a resistance band used in gym workouts. Towels also serve as sliders by placing them under the feet and hands to achieve maximum results when carryout your plank jacks. Towels can also serve as mats for carrying out yoga at home. You see, your simple bath towel serves multiple purposes when it comes to carrying out exercises at home.
- Sledgehammer: This is particularly popular among guys; thankfully, they come in various sizes from 4-30 pounds. They work well as dumbbells when the traditional dumbbells are unavailable. So you don’t need to hit the gym to build those muscles you’ve always wanted, grab those sledgehammers, and get to work.
- Backpacks Get an empty backpack, fill it with heavy items around the house, and you have worked out equipment. It provides added weight for carryout exercises like squats and pushups, so if you don’t already have one get one.
- Stairs: Ever walked up the stairs and felted your glutes burning? I know I have. Why not turn this into a fun work out routine, walking up and down the stairs or better still running if you can. Do a couple of reps, work up some sweats, and get your heart pumping
- Ropes: Ropes can also serve as effective resistance bands for home workouts
- Beer Bottles Or Wine Bottles: A little wine or alcohol may be why you need to get a little edge at the end of a hectic day. You already have these bottles at home, and if you are going to drink alcohol, you might put the bottles to good use and turn to into light weights and work up some cardio. A fun fact is full beer bottles weigh the same as super lightweight dumbells.
- Laundry Basket: An easy way to create a DIY deadweight is by filling the laundry baskets with dirty closes and value. You have yourself a deadweight that can be easily used to workout at home.
Carrying out simple house chores like sweeping, mopping, and mowing the lawn can be simple exercises that will help you work out some sweats. Use this easy household equipment to create new and enjoyable work out routines.
Do not forget to stay hydrated as you work out by consuming enough water and other healthy fluids like homemade smoothies with a variety of healthy fruits. Staying motivated to work out is important. With these household equipment readily available, sticking to your workout goals becomes easier. For more information on simple fitness routines that you can incorporate your daily routine and more fitness guidelines, visit us @westchestermedicalhealthcare.com or call: (347) 851-6633.